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Is Trump about to repeat George W. Bush’s worst mistake?
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Is Trump about to repeat George W. Bush’s worst mistake?

Author Michael Fuchs warns that President Trump's threat to end the Iran nuclear deal in his first speech before the United Nations was a dangerous diversion from a very real North Korean threat.

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  • Michael Fuchs

In 2003, the United States initiated perhaps the greatest strategic disaster in US history by diverting attention from a necessary war in Afghanistan to an unnecessary war in Iraq. The Iraq war resulted in hundreds of thousands dead and wounded, untold economic catastrophe, states in the Middle East in complete ruin, and the rise of Isis – all while the effort to go after terrorists in Afghanistan languished.

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Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow